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    Default Battling with existentialism

    The questions plague me and it doesn't bring me to a happy/fulfilling place.

    I want answers. I need answers. I feel am nearly sure there are none and thus I see no peace for me.

    What/where are your answers?

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    What existential questions do you have, my son?
    “Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba…”


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    "What the fuck are we doing?" for starters.

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    You mean like posting?

    Or do you mean why are we doing what we're doing, and why are we thinking about it?
    IN SERIO FATVITAS.

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    Kierkegaard, Thomas Aquinas, and G.K. Chesterton do a good job for me most of the time. Sorry, though, you're always going to have a bit of faith and trust. Either that or live in a agnostic soup ; ) which again is faith in your conclusion you cannot know anything

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    I highly recommend Camus' "The Stranger" for a start
    IN SERIO FATVITAS.

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    The reason people are referring you to philosophers is because that one question could be discussed endlessly. Camus is good. I would also recommend steering clear of Heidegger and Sartre unless you want to get really in to it.

    but.....
    What we are doing here is existing. We have no other lifeforms to compare ourselves to.

    The only meaning our lives have is the meaning we give it, in that sense, we are our own gods.
    “Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba…”


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    Quote Originally Posted by MaybeLogic View Post
    The only meaning our lives have is the meaning we give it, in that sense, we are our own gods.
    Life is like a text we write ourselves onto a sheet of paper on which a few words are already present.
    IN SERIO FATVITAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avis View Post
    Life is like a text we write ourselves onto a sheet of paper on which a few words are already present.
    If those few words are DNA, I agree.
    “Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I’ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba…”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beat View Post
    "What the fuck are we doing?" for starters.
    Well, we are seeking after god(or at least that's the idea):

    Act 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
    Act 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
    Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
    Act 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

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